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NEWSFLASH Justice Shirley Kornreich has released her decision which permits the use of engines for the reasons described above. She has also called a hearing for 10 August (allowing six hours) to hear submissions on the question of BMW Oracle Racing being required to produce their Customs House Registry document 'as soon as possible' and the meaning of that phrase. If BMW Oracle do intend have as second yacht underway, to be named USA, then the team will be in the clear. However if it is their intention to re-use and re-name BOR90, then it would seem they may have problems in the light of Kornreich's earlier ruling and threat of disqualification.

We have started a story in Sail-World on this news, and will update with reactions throughout the day on www.sail-world.com



Kornreich gives big tick to Alinghi on Engines
Richard Gladwell,
In the New York Surpeme Court, Justice Shirley Kornreich has released her decision which permits the use of engines to sheet sails and perform other sailing functions. She has also called a hearing for 10 August (allowing six hours) to hear submissions on the question of BMW Oracle Racing being required to produce their Customs House Registry document 'as soon as possible' and the meaning of that... [more]
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Transatlantic Record route - perfect position for Groupama 3
Cammas/Groupama 3 media,
Franck Cammas and his nine crew are perfectly positioned on the Transatlantic Record route. To reach Lizard Point in under 4 days 03 hours 57 minutes 54 seconds remains totally within their grasp...... [more]
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RS Feva European Championships Day Four
Bill Tucker,
Day 4 Allen RS Feva European Championships and another weird one with very heavy haze in the middle part of race time. Over the very far side of the lake near the cliffs in the land of the hobgoblins a course was set. The wind was a fairly reasonable eight'ish knots - no wonder the kites were remaining packed but not too shabby.... [more]
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Contender Worlds Day Four - too much wind
Flemming Clausen,
The rumours around Sonderborg Yacht Club were that Day 4 of the Contender World Championship would have a lot of wind. At 9:30am, the anemometer at the club already read eight metres per second (which is roughly 16 knots). Even the Aussies looked a bit hesitant, when speeds reached 30 knots.... [more]
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2009 Mirror World Championship Day Four - Four different winners
Justin Chisholm,
2009 Mirror World Championship day four and all those sailors who harboured serious aspirations of being crowned World Champion were painfully aware that today could be make or break. Today's four races produced four different winners.... [more]
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40th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro first leg start
Event media,
The start of the first leg of the 40th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro, and the 52 boat fleet enjoyed a clean start in an 11 knot westerly breeze. Among many favourites in a particularly talented line-up is Michel Desjoyeaux (Foncia), three-times winner of the Figaro among numerous other accomplishments.... [more]
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Down to the Wire at OK Dinghy World Championships
Mary Reddyhoff OKDIA,
The final day at the OK Dinghy World Championship in Kalmar, Sweden started with two sailors, current World Champion Karl Purdie (NZL) and Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE), on 13 points, each in a great position to win the World Championship.... [more]
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Final six for ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 2009
Lysekil event media,
The 12 teams in the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship encountered physical sailing when the first Round Robin was completed today. The quarterfinals did not start today as the racing was interrupted at mid-day when a front came in, bringing gale winds to the race course.... [more]
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Melges 24 European Championship Entry Deadline approaches
Justin Chisholm,
The 2009 Melges 24 European Championship in Hyeres, France (21-28 August) is shaping up to be a truly international affair, attracting entries from a total of sixteen countries. The Italian contingent is not lacking in quality either and includes the reigning World Champions.... [more]
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RS Feva Europeans - Gold and Silver fleets decided
Bill Tucker,
Day 3 of the Allen RS Feva Europeans. Light airs (probably F2-3max) predominated from the North again much to the disappointmentof the bulk of the fleet who were hoping for a repeat of the Peler from yesterday - F5-6! So Gold and Silver flights were decided with the one protest not affecting the flights.... [more]
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Perth 2011 Emerging Nations Programme - ENP
Andrew Bousfield,
It was another early start today for the ten athletes on the inaugural Perth 2011 Emerging Nations Programme. In the gym the athletes worked their abdominal and oblique muscles as they kept balance kneeling on Swiss balls between bridging exercises.... [more]
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Yacht Club Costa Smeralda prepares for packed September schedule
Jan Harley,
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's September sporting calendar consolidates the entire spectrum of modern-day yachting - superyacht events designed to bring the cream of the nautical world to the YCCS and competitive regattas for leading one-design classes.... [more]
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New leader at Contender Worlds after day three of competition
Sail-World.com and Flemming Clausen,
There is a new leader at the Contender World Championship, being hosted by the Sonderborg Yacht Club in Denmark. Bjarke B johnsen (DEN) now leads the competition after a first and second place today.... [more]
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Young British solo circumnavigator heads for the record books
PPL Media,
17 year old British sailor Mike Perham set out from Panama last night on the final stage of his record attempt to become the youngest solo yachtsman to take on the world. Mike from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, first hit the headlines two years ago when he became the youngest person ever to sail across the Atlantic single-handed at the age of just fourteen.... [more]
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International German Youth Championship Day Two
Andreas Kling,
International German Youth Championships-Day Two saw light and varying winds brought tough sailing conditions on the Bay of Luebeck but did not stop the sailors on all five race courses. Up to three races could be finished in each of the eight youth classes.... [more]
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And we are off! Groupama 3 starts record attempt
Kate Jennings - Expression,
This Wednesday 29th July Groupama 3 is attacking the North Atlantic crossing (New York – Lizard Point), the oldest and fastest of all the oceanic records. After three weeks on standby in Gateway Marina to the south of Brooklyn, Franck Cammas and his men have today snatched what is a great opportunity to attack the North Atlantic record.... [more]
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Shared lead at OK Dinghy World Championship
Mary Reddyhoff OKDIA,
The penultimate day at the OK Dinghy World Championship in Kalmar, Sweden has set up a fascinating final day for Thursday. The sailors launched in blue skies and light winds, but all this was soon to change. By the time they had sailed across Kalmar Sound to the Oland shore, where the racing has taken place all week, dark clouds were gathering from the south.... [more]
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2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam - Day Seven
PWA - David Swift,
2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam - Day 7. A relaxing day on the beach for most, as the double elimination continued throughout the morning until light winds forced a delay in the proceedings. At first glance, the morning looked much like the familiar scene that we have become accustomed to this week, 35 knots and perfectly flat water.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for July released
ISAF,
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29 July 2009 have been released. The next release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings will be on 19 August 2009 including the Star World Championship in Sweden and the Laser Radial World Championship in Japan.... [more]
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2009 Mirror World Championship Day Three
Justin Chisholm,
What a difference a day makes. The severe gales of the previous day, which had prevented any sailing at the 2009 Mirror World Championship, finally subsided in the early hours of this morning to be replaced by light and shifty breezes for day three.... [more]
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Laser Radial Worlds Day Two
ISAF (source: John Parrish),
Chinese Olympic medallist Lijia Xu jumped to the top of the leaderboard after a star showing on the second day at the Laser Radial Worlds in Japan. She is tied on points with Beijing gold medallist Anna Tunnicliffe (USA).... [more]
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420 World Championships and Ladies World Championships preview
Tony Mapplebeck,
426 sailors from 30 countries are gathering on Lake Garda for the 420 World Championships and Ladies World Championships. The high standard of 420 sailing was in evidence at the recent Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Buzios, Brazil. Most of the leading teams there will be racing here on Lake Garda.... [more]
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Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds, Brazil
Murillo Novaes amended Sail-World.com,
Laser 4.7 Youth World Championship- three races today on the Manguinhos racecourse. With the first discard already computed, two sailors of the blue male group stood out, the Ecuadorian Jonathan Martinetti and Croatian Juraj Divjakinja.... [more]
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No Go for Coville - Solo North Atlantic Record Attempt
Kate Jennings - Expression,
Solo North Atlantic Record Attempt - Prior to getting back together with his Maxi Trimaran in New York, Thomas Coville and his routing team wanted to wait for the evening grib files before making a final decision.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - 52 sailors ready to start
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The fifty two solo sailors competing on the 40th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro will set off on the first of four legs tomorrow at 13:00. At the forefront of the solo sailors' minds will be the fact that this is a race against the clock, where the sailor with the shortest elapsed time accumulated over the 1,706 miles that make up the four legs, wins.... [more]
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Lysekil Women's Match
Josefine Ås,
The first Round Robin of the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship has come to an end. Anna Kjellberg of Sweden and Claire Leroy of France are leading the competition with only one loss each.... [more]
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International German Youth Championships
Andreas Kling,
The prelude of the International German Youth Championships at the 120th Travemuende Week became a marathon. On Tuesday (28 July) some of the 900 participants from eight classes spend ten hours on the waters off Luebeck to finish three races in shifty winds. The Laser Radi(c)al's race officer Meeno Buelow counted 29 black flag disqualifications, when the youngster pushed it too hard before the gun... [more]
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RS Feva European Championship Day Two
Sail-World.com,
Day two of the Allen RS Feva European Championship at the Acquafresca yacht club at Brenzone on the eastern shores of Lake Garda.... [more]
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Contender Worlds Day Two
Sail-World.com,
Jens Langendorf (DEN) continues to lead the 2009 Contender World Championship. After four races, the Danish sailor leads Soren Dulong Andreasen (DEN) by four points. Andrea Bonezzi (ITA) moves up from ninth place yesterday into third on equal points with Andreasen.... [more]
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Groupama 3 on code green for Transatlantic record attempt
Cammas/Groupama media,
Groupama 3 switches to code green to set off and beat her own Transatlantic record. Barring a last minute change in the weather forecast, the fastest sailing boat in the world (WSSRC record), will set off on Wednesday night or Thursday morning (French time) on her bid to break her own Transatlantic Record.... [more]
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2009 OK Dinghy World Championship Day Three
Mary Reddyhoff OKDIA,
The flatter water and lighter breeze on day three at the OK Dinghy World Championship in Kalmar, Sweden was a welcome change to the previous two days of racing.... [more]
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2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam - Day Six
© PWA / David Swift,
2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam - Day Six. The 30-knot offshore winds funneled over the dunes at Sotavento beach, creating the ultimate freestyle conditions for the pros. The flat water was broken up by the occasional wave, as an incredible display of power-freestyle stole the show.... [more]
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Storm blows out 2009 Mirror World Championship
Justin Chisholm,
2009 Mirror Worlds day two and competitors were greeted by twenty-five knots winds and huge seas. Johnny Bucknall, son of the original Mirror designer and TV DIY celebrity Barry Bucknall.... [more]
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Beyou wins Suzuki Prologue race - La Solitaire du Figaro
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The world's solo sailing greats have gathered in Lorient to compete on the 40th Anniversary year of what is considered to be one of toughest events of the sailing season, La Solitaire du Figaro. The entry list for the 2009 Solitaire du Figaro reads like a who's who of solo sailing for the 40th anniversary year of France's oldest yacht race.... [more]
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Laser Radial World Championship 2009 Karatsu, Japan Day One
John Parrish,
US Olympic Gold Medallist Anna Tunnicliffe and Veronika Fenclova of the Czech Republic are tied at the top of the leader board after day one of racing at the 2009 Laser Radial Worlds in Karatsu, Japan.... [more]
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2009 Hobie MultiEuropeans at Lake Como
Fritz-Ruediger Klocke,
With more than 270 entries the 2009 MultiEuropeans will take place in Gravedona, Italy at the wonderful Lake Como from Aug 1st until Aug 8th 2009.... [more]
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Christian Bos withdraws from La Solitaire du Figaro
Event media,
The fleet for the 40th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro is now moored at the pontoons by the Kéroman submarine base, with a final count of 52 skippers expected to be on the start line on Thursday July 30th after Christian Bos announced his withdrawal this morning.... [more]
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Two yachts complete Baltic Sprint Cup Leg 3
Baltic Sprint Cup media,
As the sun came up over the Latvian port of Liepaja this morning two boats vying for position at the front of the Baltic Sprint Cup fleet swept across the line. This leg saw the westerly wind soften at first, then increase to a steady 18-20 knots allowing for fast passage speeds.... [more]
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Jonny Malbon's toughest test - Solitaire du Figaro
Tim Kelly,
In just a few days Jonny Malbon will face his toughest test since the solo Vendée Globe in the Solitaire du Figaro race starting Thursday (30 July). The 1,700-mile race is broken down into four legs visiting Brittany, Ireland, Spain and the Vendée region of France. Fifty-two competitors will be on the start line including many of France's leading solo specialists.... [more]
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Contender Worlds Day One
Sail-World.com,
Danish sailor Jens Langendorf leads the Contender Worlds after day one of competition. After three races, he leads Antonio Lambertini (ITA).... [more]
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Testing conditions for RORC Channel Race fleet
Louay Habib,
The RORC Channel Race started in beautiful sailing conditions with 10-12 knots of wind and bright sunshine. Conditions varied across the fleet but this was a race that saw the wind build to near gale force and fall to virtually nothing. It was, in every sense, a great test for the competitors.... [more]
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2009 OK Dinghy World Championship Day 2
Mary Reddyhoff OKDIA,
In sunshine and a light breeze race 3 of the OK Dinghy World Championship in Kalmar, Sweden started promptly at 11:05. However dark clouds soon appeared, with the wind increasing and backing, necessitating the windward mark to be moved 30 degrees to port for the second beat. The short choppy waves also became more pronounced.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 - from A to Zee
JPJ - Sail-World,
Sail-World's Swiss correspondent gives his impressions of the America's Cup Defender, Alinghi 5, launched just last week in le Bouveret: 'Alinghi 5 have been out sailing four days now and although the wind hardly ever reach above 10 knots, we have a pretty good idea on the boat itself and how things work in its actual configuration. Let's review the boat starting with a few design comments.... [more]
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2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam Day 5 - Albeau again
© PWA / David Swift,
2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam – Day 5. A calm morning gave way to a gusty afternoon here on Sotavento beach today, as the PWA race crew tried to complete another round of slalom. After an epic display throughout the week, tensions were running high as sailors battled for their final rankings.... [more]
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Thomson and Hugo Boss take on the Rolex Fastnet
Alex Thomson Racing,
Alex Thomson will be joined by a host of talent onboard the newly re-fitted Open 60 Hugo Boss for the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race. The world famous event will kick off on Sunday 9th August from Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The 600 nautical mile race heads along the English Channel and out towards the famous Fastnet Rock on the Southern tip of Ireland back to the finish in Plymouth.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship - Lysekil Match Race
Josefine Ås,
The ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Lysekil is the most prestigious event in women's match racing. After a few hours of training in more than 20 knots of wind the 12 teams had a good taste of what to expect for the next coming five tough days.... [more]
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RS Feva European Championship Day 1 - GBR hold top spots
Bill Tucker,
Day one of the Allen RS Feva European championship kicked off in blazing heat at the Acquafresca yacht club at Brenzone on the eastern shores of Lake Garda. The racing is being held in four flights with each flight racing each over twice during the qualification series. That means six races with one discard will decide the gold and silver fleets.... [more]
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2009 Mirror World Championship Day 1
Justin Chisholm,
On the first day of the 2009 Mirror World Championship in Pwllheli, North Wales, family crew pairings had a great day. Chris and Jessica Rust from Brightlingsea SC lead the Championship with twin siblings Ed and Beth Grey in second place.... [more]
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Images of Alinghi: Light airs on Lake Geneva
Carlo Borlenghi,
Top international sailing photographer, Carlo Borlenghi presents a gallery of images from around le Bouveret as Alinghi 5 searches for wind to undertake further test sailing.... [more]
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Perfect all-in-one sailing gadget, the iPhone - Part 3
Mark Cherrington,
Apple's much-hyped iPhone has attracted much attention since the global release of the 3G in 2008, with tens of thousands of applications, and more coming. Buried among the many, some of which are rubbish, are others that are excellent and purpose-designed for sailors, as Mark Cherrington describes. This is Part 3 of a 3 Part Series.... [more]
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2009 OK Dinghy World Championship Kalmar, Sweden - Day One
Mary Reddyhoff, OKDIA,
After two general recalls, the race officer, Patrik Schander, used the black flag to get the clear start for the first race of the OK World Championships in Kalmar, Sweden. Sailing in sunshine and a moderate breeze, the 71 OKs set off up the 20 minute beat.... [more]
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Karpathos prepares for 2009 Speed Windsurfing World Championships
Event media,
Karpathos prepares for thrilling action as the clock counts down to the 2009 Speed Windsurfing World Championships. In the men's fleet, all eyes are set to the reigning world champion and 500m world record holder Antoine Albeau from France, who clearly dominated last season. His strongest opponent is expected to be again European Champion Bjorn Dunkerbeck, living windsurfing legend... [more]
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2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam - Albeau's day
© PWA / David Swift,
2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam – Day 4 and a morning of shifting winds and abandoned races gave today's event an electrifying suspense. There was only one round of racing today. The offshore wind meant that the course could be designed so the sailors would hurtle towards the huge crowds for the crucial and competitive first gybe mark.... [more]
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International fleet gathers for 2009 Mirror World Championship
Justin Chisholm,
On the eve of the 2009 Mirror World Championship at Pwllheli, North Wales, competitors were able to make their final preparations. The forecast weather front, which hit the North Wales coast in the early hours of this morning, made for a damp and blustery start to the day but conditions began to improve around lunchtime.... [more]
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